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Not many areas in today’s Business IT are being impacted by
a firework of changes like Business Analytics.

For companies being successful is a matter of having an
excellent product, good customer service, efficient business processes and many
other factors. However all of this is proving meaningless in the end if
companies are not able to successfully steer their business, having
transparency in their business critical KPIs and to provide a reliable outlook
into the future.

Over time Analytics has become the No. 1 on the agenda of
the CIOs and is an important part of the entire company’s C-Level day to day
business. At the same time methodologies, technology and solutions in the
Business Analytics area have responded to the trend and a lot of new
developments and innovations have been introduced to Analytics.

As an example SAP is offering In-Memory technology for their Business Analytics

Suite together with new business processes such as
integrated business planning. Further innovations are being introduced
responding to market trends such as big data and predictive.

Another challenge for today’s CIO is the additional focus on the Business Users.

In the past technology related decisions were made by IT. In today’s business

environment Business Users are requesting more control about the tools they are using

and they demand state of the art solutions using the latest technology. An example how
SAP is supporting Business User and how radical changes to technology can impact
business can be witnessed by experiencing the new SAP solution for Self Service
BI. SAP Lumira Cloud and SAP Predictive Analytics can help business to go
beyond traditional enterprise BI analytics scenarios. Business Users can create
new visualizations on the fly, discovering and analyzing data from inside and
outside the organization without involving IT. Results can immediately be
stored on either the corporate network with SAP Lumira Desktop or on the Cloud
with SAP Lumira Cloud. Results are available to others within the organization
for analysis or discovery at anytime, anywhere, via mobile BI or desktop
scenarios.

The combination of the importance of Business Analytics to
company’s overall success and the ongoing high speed of innovation puts the
leaders of today’s corporation into a difficult situation. They not only need
very tactical and operational advise in how to best use Business Analytics
solutions but also more strategic advisory in regards to how to best use their
investment and where to place the company dollars.

SAP’s Business Analytics Services is a safe place to turn to
for both questions would it be more operational or in case more strategic
advisory needed. Business Analytics in SAP has seen high growth rates and a
steady growing customer base which is evidence that Services provided by SAP
Business Analytics is strongly sought after in the market space and based on a
high rate of repeat business highly valued by customers.

The value customer are seeing to engage with Business
Analytics Services from SAP is mainly derived by 4 different factors

  • SAP is front runner in innovation for Business
    Analytics and No. 1 market leader. SAP Services is closest to SAP’s product
    development and therefore has the best solution knowledge possible and key
    experts in all areas covering mature products but also innovation areas and
    applying the newest business models.
  • SAP Services is providing Analytics services to
    thousands of customers every year and providing highly innovative services to
    their customer base with constant feedback loops to further improve services
  • SAP services has a large portfolio of services
    to provide the best fit for the customer needs. The range is from RDS (Rapid
    deployment solutions) for fast and cost efficient implementations to highly
    strategic assignments and innovation workshops based on design thinking
  • SAP services has a large variety of deployment
    models ranging from onsite to off-shore, including cloud installations and a
    hybrid of those models depending on the customer requirements.

For more information regarding Business Analytics Services and
the value it can deliver please refer to the white paper from EAC written by
Joshua Greenbaum.

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